Daily Baseball Update - 7/7/2021
In baseball: Brewers trade for Rowdy Tellez, trade rumors are heating up, & more.
It’s July 7th, 2021 and here’s everything going on in the world of baseball.
The Most Important Thing(s)
Bryce Harper, Nationals: 5-6, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, BB
Yordan Alvarez, Astros: 3-3, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R
Javier Baez, Cubs: 2-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI
Jose Berrios, Twins: 7 IP, 10 K, 3 BB, 1 H, 1 ER
Jameson Taillon, Yankees: 7 IP, 9 K, 1 BB, 4 H, 1 ER
Angels moves: Recalled 2B Jack Mayfield from Salt Lake (Triple-A). Placed 3B Anthony Rendon on the 10-day IL, retroactive to July 5. Sent RF Scott Schebler outright to Salt Lake (Triple-A) after clearing waivers.
Astros moves: Reinstated RHP Bryan Abreu from the 10-day IL.
Blue Jays moves: Acquired RHPs Trevor Richards and Bowden Francis from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for INF Rowdy Tellez. Reinstated RHP Thomas Hatch from the 60-day IL and optioned him to Buffalo (Triple-A). Transferred LHP Ryan Borucki from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL.
Dodgers moves: Selected the contract of RHP Jake Reed from Oklahoma City (Triple-A). Designated LF Steven Souza Jr. for assignment. Recalled LHP Garrett Cleavinger from Oklahoma City. Placed LHP Victor González on the 10-day IL.
Giants moves: Placed RF Jaylin Davis on the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Tyler Beede from his rehabilitation assignment and reinstated him from the 60-day IL. Recalled 3B Jason Vosler from Sacramento (Triple-A). Designated RHP Jimmie Sherfy for assignment.
Nationals moves: Reinstated RHPs Erick Fedde and Kyle Finnegan from the 10-day IL. Optioned RHP Ryne Harper and LHP Kyle Lobstein to Rochester (Triple-A). Signed RHP Nick Goody to a minor-league contract.
Pirates moves: Placed RF Gregory Polanco on the 10-day IL. Placed LF Phillip Evans on the 7-day concussion/IL. Recalled 3B Rodolfo Castro from Altoona (Double-A) and SS Cole Tucker from Indianapolis (Triple-A).
Pitchers with a “decent chance” of being moved according to Jon Heyman: Rangers’ Kyle Gibson, Royals’ Danny Duffy, Angels’ Alex Cobb and Andrew Heaney, Diamondbacks’ Merrill Kelly and the Cubs’ Zach Davies.
A’s 1B Matt Olson announced he would be participating in the home run derby.
Tom Hallion (home plate) will be joined by CB Bucknor (first), Chris Guccione (second), Lance Barrett (third), David Rackley (left) and Adam Hamari (right) as the umpires for the All-Star game.
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